Much-loved independent fashion shop Poorboy Boutique has been at the heart of Hull’s vintage scene for some time. To complement their Princes Quay branch, earlier this year they opened up additional premises on the newly renovated Humber Street.
Already full of exciting bars, coffee shops and galleries, the Fruit Market is the perfect place for the retro retailer. We spoke to manager Caroline Pendleton to find out more about what you may find whilst having a browse through their many racks and shelves.
“No. 17 Humber Street is an amazing venue for our shop,” enthuses Caroline. “It’s set in an original warehouse and we've created a cool, industrial vibe inside the boutique. Unlike our previous high street store, we’ve been able to put our own stamp on it. We also have some brilliant art by local artists, which ties in perfectly with this new cultural district."
Focusing on both thrift and luxury, Poorboy sources its vintage clothing from all around the globe. It also sells a range of remade and remastered wares that are upcycled from secondhand materials into fresh designs.
“We get a lot of our Levi's from America, and many of our vintage pieces from Europe,” Caroline tells us. “With our new shop, we’re also introducing a few exciting brands that are otherwise hard to come by. We now stock Herschel backpacks and caps; these are items that a lot of people want but struggle to get in your typical vintage shop.”
Sharing the street with great places such as Thieving Harry's, Fruit, Studio Eleven and Humber Street Distillery Co, we highly recommend you pop down for a shufty. But don't worry if you’re not in the area, as you can still get your vintage fix with Poorboy online.